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March 15, 2013
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  Technology Trends 
  • Cardiovascular IT systems make progress with enterprise integration
    Vendors increasingly are developing cardiovascular IT systems that integrate with the entire health care enterprise, a trend highlighted at the 2013 American College of Cardiology meeting. This blog discusses ways that the technology is improving, including that cardiovascular IT systems are seeing increased focus on functionality, mobility and interoperability. Healthcare Informatics online (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cleveland Clinic, Community Health Systems forge collaboration
    Cleveland Clinic and Community Health Systems are joining forces to "enhance patient care, improve access to health care services, reduce costs and drive operational excellence,” the groups said in a release. The two groups, which will remain separate entities, will focus initially on: quality alliance, which will be achieved through clinical integration and other measures; cardiovascular services; and clinical and operational services, including initiatives such as telemedicine. Healthcare Informatics online (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  EHRs and MU 
  • Integris Health, Phytel to unveil medical home model
    A partnership has been formed between Integris Health and Phytel, in which Integris aims to establish a medical home model that uses the population health and care management tools of Phytel. Integris officials expect the tools to help the model be effective in a value-based setting by boosting the capabilities of EHR systems. Healthcare IT News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  • MHealth revenues to reach $26B in 2017, report says
    Revenue in the global mobile health market is expected to reach $26 billion in 2017, according to a report released by Research2Guidance. The forecast is based on the idea that the "integration of mHealth applications into traditional health care systems will become more and more common ... during that time," the report says. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Novartis unveils 2 apps for patients with cancer
    Two free mobile applications were recently unveiled by Novartis Oncology. Patients with neuroendocrine tumors can use the My NET Manager app to learn more about the condition, be reminded about doctor consultations and medication refills, and more. The Clinical Trial Seek app helps patients and doctors look for cancer clinical studies in different locations. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  Advancing Care With IT 
  • EMR tool tracks cognitive function in older adults
    Specialists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have unveiled the Electronic Medical Record Aging Brain Care (EMR-ABC) software to help care coordinators monitor the cognitive function of older adults. "The software we have developed will help care coordinators measure the many needs of patients and their loved ones and monitor the effectiveness of individualized care plans," said Regenstrief Institute researcher Dr. Malaz Boustani. Healthcare Informatics online (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study suggests e-mail could be vehicle for wellness promotion
    Researchers reviewed more than 5 million employee e-mails at Healthways offices in the U.S. and found that obese workers were more likely to send messages to one another, according to a report in PLoS One. It led to the creation of a corporate social network map showing which employees were most influential to co-workers and which were likely to pick up health traits such as being thin or overweight. Study co-author Dr. Elizabeth Rula said the data suggest e-mails could be used to promote health campaigns in the workplace. CBS News (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Humetrix unveils U.K. version of iBlueButton tool
    Humetrix, the company that developed the iBlueButton mobile platform, will demonstrate a U.K. version of the data-sharing tool at an event sponsored by the National Health Service. The firm will show how patients can use the tool to access patient records stored in a Cerner or TPP SystmOne EMR and share them with providers using smartphones. Healthcare IT News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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